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    September 1st, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Metadata and Searchable Full Text for Primary Source Collections and Works from Around the World Accessible to EBSCO Discovery Service™ Users ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — September 1, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and the Adam Matthew Group have come to an agreement allowing metadata from the Adam Matthew Group’s primary source collections and works to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The resources from the Adam Matthew Group are designed to offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries. Users of EBSCO Discovery Service will also have the ability to search the full text of these collections and works.

    The Adam Matthew Group resources are well-crafted and thought-out collections designed to appeal at an undergraduate level through to scholarly research. Due to unique relationships with scholars, libraries and archives around the world, the collections and works ensure academically robust products that offer access to untapped primary sources.

    The detailed indexing available to EBSCO Discovery Service users provide collections spanning from medieval times to the 21st century, including Mass Observation Online, Eighteenth Century Journals and Victorian Popular Culture. Subject matter within the collections and works also represent an expansive range of subject areas such as:

    • Literature
    • History
    • Sociology
    • International Affairs
    • Gender
    • Slavery
    • Trade
    • Empire/Colonial

    The Adam Matthew Group is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.

    The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing) in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers, representing far more content providers and publishers than any other discovery service.

    EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

    EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (, and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 eBooks. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    September 1st, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Beijing (CH) / Leiden (NL) – 1 September 2011

    Today, at the Beijing International Book Fair a Journal Co-publication Agreement has been signed between Higher Education Press (Beijing) and Brill (Leiden). As of 2012 Brill will be responsible for the international print and online distribution of six scholarly journals in the Frontiers of China series, while Higher Education Press will be responsible for the Chinese market.

    The Frontiers of China series was founded by Higher Education Press and presents the best of Chinese scholarship to the world. The list of journals contracted with Brill includes the following titles:
    - Frontiers of Business Research in China
    - Frontiers of Economics in China
    - Frontiers of Education in China
    - Frontiers of History in China
    - Frontiers of Literary Studies in China
    - Frontiers of Philosophy in China

    These titles were previously distributed by Springer.

    Weiping Zha (Deputy Editor-in-Chief at HEP) said:” Brill has always been dedicated to the dissemination of China’s academic achievement. The alliance between Brill and HEP will surely deepen the collaboration in areas such as resource sharing, business development, marketing, service platform building, and so on. We believe that our cooperation will surely lay a solid foundation for a promising and fruitful future.”

    Sam Bruinsma (Vice President Business Development at Brill) added: “Brill is delighted with this partnership between our two publishing houses. It’s a tribute to the growing importance of Chinese scholarship, not only in sciences, but in the humanities and social sciences as well. We are grateful for this opportunity to cooperate in the publication and distribution of these six outstanding journals. They are a highly valuable contribution to our package of now 175 scholarly journals.”

    For ordering 2012 subscriptions for these six journals, please contact Brill at For questions about subscriptions please contact or for the Americas

    Higher Education Press
    Founded in 1954, Higher Education Press (HEP), a core member of China Education, is a comprehensive publisher providing a wide range of educational resources and services for higher education, vocational education, adult education, and lifelong education. Devoted to promoting the educational, academic and cultural development, HEP offers high quality books, audio-visual publications, digital and online resources, etc, among which over 1,000 titles were granted national awards, and HEP was awarded with the titles of National Outstanding Publisher, Top 100 Publishers in China, etc. At the beginning of the new century, based on educational publishing, HEP’s business has expanded to academic publishing, digital publishing, teacher training, etc. A brand new HEP is ready for the future opportunities and challenges. Please visit

    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Asian Studies (incl. Hotei imprint and Global Oriental imprint); Classical Studies; Medieval and Early Modern Studies; contemporary History and History of War studies; Biblical and Religious Studies; Slavic Studies; Language & Linguistics; Biology; Science (VSP imprint); Human Rights and International Law (Martinus Nijhoff imprint). With offices in Leiden and Boston (MA), Brill today publishes more than 150 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. In principle all publications are made available in both print and electronic form. Under the imprint of IDC Publishers a large number of research collections are marketed in the academic fields named above. Key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. BRILL is a publicly traded company and listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

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    September 1st, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    LibLime’s Koha with Class starts off the Fall 2011 semester working with nine different library schools. Several of these schools will be participating in LibLime’s Koha with Class program for the first time.
    LibLime’s Koha with Class program provides free support for the LibLime Koha with Class installations to library school faculty throughout the world to give them a chance to embed the use of an ILS into their coursework and curricula. Students gain practical experience with library automation software as they prepare to enter the library workforce.

    Listed below are some of the Institutions providing LibLime’s Koha with Class in library classes:

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    The Indian Statistical Institute
    Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Indiana University Bloomington
    San Jose State University
    University of North Texas
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Wisconsin
    Drexel University
    University of Washington

    From the Documentation Research & Training Centre of the Indian Statistical Institute, at the Bangalore Centre (DRTC) Pradeep Balaji B said “I would like to thank the LibLime team very much for this generous LibLime Koha with Class program, which would go a long way in training and learning among us in the institute”.

    He then stated “Cataloguing Theory & Practice paper is part of the course for the first year M.S. Library and Information Science Students. In this course, I assist Prof. K.S. Raghavan in practice sessions. My classes are planned to familiarize the students with MARC and AACR2 cataloguing codes. With Koha getting more popular in India as free ILMS with its amazing features of support of Unicode-compliance for Indic script, superior cataloguing module of creating records, importing records from other cooperatives, it would be more beneficial for the students, learning by a live demonstration than manual practice”.

    DRTC is a premier library science school in India, founded by father of library science in India.

    To learn more about Koha with Class refer to:

    About LibLime - PTFS
    LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see or or